What Is Dismissal? Dismissal is the opposite of Attention. Practically speaking, it means that the handler is not available at this time. It does not mean “we’re done working”. It does not mean “you may stop doing that”. It means I (the handler) am not available now and you may amuse yourself for a while. We call this “Go Do …
DOC is our Environmental Management Protocol. It is designed to help dog trainers learn to passively handle their dogs through shaping and reward and repetition.
Learning a foreign language from a conversational angle is all the rage these days. Instead of focusing on grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, the very concepts that fluency in language is built upon, the teaching is focused on creating competence: pronunciation, common situations, verbal repetition, and vocabulary supplements. contextual understanding in dog training is like conversational Spanish. it’s all based upon …
Any place out to your left or right side, further than Heel or Side position, that area is your Flank. When your dog is out there to your side a ways and you are working and moving together, that is what we call Working the Flank. It means you and your dog are hooked up and are performing team movement.
Putting the Drop behavior on cue gives the handler a great deal of power over an object in the dog’s mouth and can be used to teach a Hold, Carry and Retrieve.
Episode 8 of Pawsitive Vybe, dog training & lifestyle show, Bite for Drive focuses on getting dogs who have trouble playing with toys to engage in bitework.
Playing disc with your dog is just another rule set of dog training – another game we play with our dogs. The behavior chains are longer and things a bit faster but it’s still dog training. Dog training is a dialogue. A big of your job is to recognize and answer the questions your dog asks.
Duration Behaviors are behaviors that happen for an extended period of time. A Down Stay is a duration behavior, as is chilling out on a pedestal, prolonged Attention, a lingering nose or foot Target, and working a Threshold.
Rate of Reinforcement is well understood in dog training. We consider it one of the Four Principles of Positive Dog Training. Below we focus on Rate of Reinforcement as Cookies Per Minute (CPM) via some training and disc dog jam sessions and relate Rate of Reinforcement to the teaching, handling, and performance of dogs.
The 3 concepts we’ve covered so far:Attention and Targeting, and Threshold are active in nearly every cooperative skill you do with your dog. Let’s look at them again with a focus on leveraging them.
One simple concept, properly applied could be used to make your dog stop and look at you when a door was opened or an open door was encountered,without prompting. It’s dead simple and serves as the basis of jump up on an object, get off the couch, get in the car, and get out of the kitchen. Pretty cool, right?
Hey! you see the Art menu up there on the top right? Go Mouse over it and tell me what it says… Hey! = Attention You see that there? = Targeting Go mouse over = Work Attention and Targeting are required skills for any cooperative work. Attention, unsolicited eye contact, hooks us up and Targeting enables us to get into …
S2E1 of Pawsitive Vybe, the dog training & lifestyle webseries. This episode focuses on unsolicited eye contact, aka: Attention, and Dismissal.
Well we survived another Christmas. Here’s what went down that week… Episode 2 of our pilot season of the Pawsitive Vybe Dog Training & Lifestyle show.
Episode 1 of PVybe Life – a Dog Training variety show by Pawsitive Vybe in Kingston NY.
The concepts of On and Off can be taught quite quickly by marking the off and tossing a cookie. The dog leaves the Spot to go grab the cookie and then immediately returns to earn more cookies for doing the Spot again.
There are a bunch of approaches to handling reactive or distracted dogs. Regardless of what methodology you use, here are three simple things you can do to become more successful with your reactive dog.
A written explanation of a sample Foundational Positioning. Quick sessions, super successful… Less is more.
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